Wife of Noble Character

Proverbs 31Yesterday I was in my office preparing to speak at the funeral of a Christian lady. I was reading through Proverbs 31, which speaks of a wife of noble character. This Scripture paints a picture of the ideal woman. She works hard, both in and outside the home. She sews, farms, buys land and provides for all of her family’s needs. It seems that there is nothing this woman can’t do, and she blesses everyone around her.

I only had about three verses of this Scripture left to read when the phone rang. I hurried through the chapter before answering the phone. It was my wife, asking if I would like for her to pick us up some lunch. I hesitated to answer because I was running on a tight schedule. Then I asked, “Hey, could you bring it by the office so we could eat here? That would save me some time.”

“Sure!” she answered. And, sure enough, a few minutes later I was enjoying a nice lunch with my wife.

Sometimes you read Scripture and then immediately watch it unfold right before your eyes!

“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”—Proverbs 31:29-31.

 

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